So here it is, day 7 of my Galapagos Islands Lodge to Lodge adventure. I'm on the island of San Cristobal. It's gorgeous. The sun is shining, it's about 80 degrees and there's a gentle breeze. I'm on the sun deck of our quaint and charming hotel, Casa Iguana Mar y Sol, overlooking the bay of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. We spent the morning snorkeling first at Kicker Rock and then Isla Lobos. This was indeed the highlight of my week. We swam with sea lions, watched 3 sea turtles feeding and followed rays gliding through the waters. We finished it with a swim in a lovely protected cove of Puerto Grande.
I'm officially "working" this week as I familiarize myself with this product. I've decided that I need another week for research. Now, will my manager buy off on this idea?
I was fortunate to have my first experience in the Galapagos Islands on a small luxury yacht. Now, just after exploring 4 islands while staying in the lodges, I think the biggest difference between the 2 is that a cruise allows you to reach the more remote western islands of the Galapagos that you do not visit during the Lodge to Lodge trip. Definitely more wildlife. However, if you're looking for a little more cultural interaction and prefer to sleep on land, then the Lodge to Lodge adventure might be just right.
Tomorrow, I fly back to Seattle. Surely the office doesn't miss me and probably could use my investigative nose to sniff out another destination.
Hasta la vista Galapagos. I'll be back!